Patents Examined by Cris L. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11026459
    Abstract: A wig-management template-shield system and method that can be used from the initial measuring and fitting for a wig, as a template, through the wig making and the wig styling processes as both a template and a protective shield for the wig block or wig blocks, and through the use of the wig, including washings and re-stylings, as a protective shield for the wig block or wig blocks, made of a see-through flexible shrinkable barrier sheet material in hood form that is placed over the head of a person to be fitted for a wig in its expanded state as a hood, is shrunk to a shape-conforming envelope retaining the shape of the person's head and hair profile by hot air not causing injury to the person, and is then marked with the location of the person's hairline and other markings, creating a template to be sent to and used by a wig maker to make a proper fitting wig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Daina Daigle
  • Patent number: 11013577
    Abstract: A NiTi alloy root canal file with a flexibility gradient includes a tip segment (F1), a middle segment (F2) and a root segment (F3) divided along the axis of the NiTi alloy root canal file with the flexibility gradient. The internal microstructure of the tip segment (F1) of the root canal file is martensite M-phase, the internal microstructure of the middle segment (F2) is R-phase, and the internal microstructure of the root segment (F3) is austenite A-Phase. The present invention further provides a manufacturing method for the NiTi alloy root canal file with the flexibility gradient. The beneficial effect of the present invention is effectively improving safety in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Zhong Wang, Jinsong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10939741
    Abstract: Provided is a packaging for cosmetics is provided defining a longitudinal axis and a normal plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The package includes a first container body, a second container body, a central body including a base and an applicator, in which the first container body is couplable to the second container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: MYC Packaging Innovation Co., Limited, TOMIA BEAUTY BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Wensheng Chen, Jack Bensanson
  • Patent number: 10939981
    Abstract: A sliding molar distalizer is provided. The distalizer features a canine attachment bracket, a molar tube, and a rod connected to the bracket and having an engagement end for engaging the molar tube. A hook formed on a portion of the rod receives an elastic for imparting distalization force directly on the distalizer towards the molar tube. An orthodontic tube formed on the attachment bracket holds an archwire that passes through premolar brackets. A buccal push flange lever is formed at a distal portion of the rod for imparting force on the molar tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Spartan Orthodontics Inc.
    Inventor: John Voudouris
  • Patent number: 10925704
    Abstract: An interproximal articulation holder (10) has an arm (12) having a handle (11) at one end and an oppositely disposed holding head (16). The holding head is part of a marking portion (13) which also includes a piece of articulation film (18) having a generally rectangular shaped exposed area (18?) extending beyond the holding head (16). The arm or holding head may include a score or score line (19) which enables the arm or head to be manually bent at an angle. This arm may also include forming notches (20) to aid in the bending process. The handle, arm and holding head may be formed of two or more outer layers of stock paper (21) laminated together with an inner layer of the wax coated articulation film positioned or sandwiched between the stock paper layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microcopy, Ltd.
    Inventors: Anthony Silvestri, Emily Brayman
  • Patent number: 10918461
    Abstract: An orthodontic appliance for installation on an archwire is described. The orthodontic appliance has two archwire sliding parts, for sliding along an archwire, a telescoping assembly linking the two archwire sliding parts to one another, an external force conveyer and a spring secured to one of the archwire sliding parts. The telescoping assembly is offset from the archwire on which it is to be installed. A method for exerting pressure on a target orthodontic bracket that is connected to adjacent orthodontic brackets by an archwire is also described. The method uses the described orthodontic appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Bruce Malcom Oliver
  • Patent number: 10918459
    Abstract: A dental implantation system is provided, comprising an implantation device adapted to prepare a site within a mouth of a patient for receiving a dental implant. A guidance device is operably engaged with the implantation device and is adapted to operably engage the mouth of the patient. The engagement between the guidance device and the mouth of the patient provides a fiducial marker for guiding the implantation device to prepare the site for receiving the dental implant. An associated method of implanting a dental implant, and associated devices, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Neocis, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Ricardo Salcedo, Federico Grande
  • Patent number: 10912717
    Abstract: A tooth whitening method uses an application device having a reservoir containing an oxidizing composition comprising a fluid carrier and an oxidizing agent, an applicator member in fluid communication with the reservoir, and a dispensing mechanism for moving contents of the reservoir into the applicator member. The oxidizing composition is dispensed into the applicator member by actuating the dispensing mechanism and is applied to one or more teeth in an oral cavity. Then, a sealant composition is applied to the teeth having the oxidizing agent thereon to form a coating that resists moisture contamination of the previously applied oxidizing agent. One embodiment uses an oxidizing composition with a viscosity less than 150 cps that is absorbed in a porous material in the device reservoir, from which it is introduced by capillary action into a porous applicator member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: R. Eric Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10897973
    Abstract: A hair curler includes: a body unit having an electric circuit; a heating unit connectedly fixed to one end portion of the body unit and allowing hair to be wound around on an outer circumferential surface thereof; a rotation unit rotatably provided on one end portion of the heating unit so as to rotate in the circumferential direction of the heating unit, and having one side extendedly formed in the lengthwise direction of the heating unit so as to rotate around the circumference of the heating unit; a hair holding unit attached movably to the extendedly formed one side of the rotation unit in the lengthwise direction of the heating unit, and accommodating the hair wound around the heating unit; and moving means for moving the hair holding unit in the lengthwise direction of the heating unit, such that the hair is spirally wound around the heating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Jinwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10888133
    Abstract: A method of applying an artificial eyelash extension system includes positioning a first eyelash extension unit above a wearer's natural eyelashes, positioning a second eyelash extension unit below a wearer's natural eyelashes, contacting a support strip of the first eyelash extension unit with a support strip of the second eyelash extension unit, and engaging the support strips such that the support strips are sandwiched about and retained on the natural eyelashes. The method may include attaching the support strips such that the support strips are sandwiched about and retained on the natural eyelashes. The method may include retaining the support strips such that the support strips are sandwiched about and attached to the natural eyelashes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NovaLash, Inc.
    Inventor: Sophy Merszei
  • Patent number: 10881485
    Abstract: A system for providing endodontic material includes an application device and a docking station for the application device. The application device includes a cartridge having a chamber structure containing endodontic material, with the chamber structure capable of being heated by magnetic induction. The application device also includes a handle assembly configured to hold the cartridge. The docking station includes a slot configured to contain the application device with a part of the application device positioned in the slot. The docking station is provided with an induction heating coil positioned adjacent to the slot, with the induction heating slot being configured to heat the cartridge of the application device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Nathan Y. Li
  • Patent number: 10835351
    Abstract: A method of taking a dental impression of dentition including conditioning a surface comprising one or more of dentition and a dental appliance by the application thereto of a wetting agent to form a controlled hydrophilic wet film. The wetting agent includes water, a surfactant, and an additive. The controlled hydrophilic wet film is hydrophilic and is formed by brushing the wetting agent onto the dentition. The brushing controls the thickness and hydrophilicity of the controlled hydrophilic film to a thickness and hydrophilicity that is capable of inducing flow of an impression material that comes into contact with the controlled hydrophilic film. The flow is sufficient to flow into sub-gingival places. The film is contacted with a dental impression material selected from the group consisting of hydrophilic and hydrophobic dental impression materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Alan Ara Boghosian
  • Patent number: 10820680
    Abstract: A cosmetic or other stencil assembly and a method of applying a cosmetic or other product using a stencil assembly are provided herein. The stencil assembly of at least one embodiment includes a stencil layer defining one or more inner, stencil portions or application zones, and one or more outer excess portions. The stencil layer is at least initially and at least partially attached to a transfer layer. Makeup, cosmetic or another product is applied to the stencil portion(s) or application zone(s) of the stencil layer, and subsequently, the excess portion(s) are removed from the transfer layer independently from the stencil portion(s). The transfer layer and the stencil portion(s) with makeup applied thereto may then be applied to the skin, thereby transferring the makeup to the skin in the shape of the stencil portion(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Lacey Macri
  • Patent number: 10813724
    Abstract: Dental implants, dental abutments, and dental systems are disclosed. A dental implant can include an implant body having a longitudinal axis, a coronal end, and an apical end. An internal bore can be provided within the implant body, and can have a coronal end, adjacent to the coronal end of the implant body, and an apical end. The internal bore can include a first internally facing surface, extending from the coronal end of the internal bore towards the apical end of the internal bore, at least a portion of which tapers inwardly towards the apical end of the internal bore. The internal bore can further include an internally threaded portion positioned between an apical end of the first internally facing surface and the apical end of the internal bore. A dental abutment can be configured to engage with the dental implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer Dental, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramiro Sanchez, Jeffrey Bassett
  • Patent number: 10813717
    Abstract: In a dental treatment apparatus, a control circuit controls a drive motor in accordance with a drive sequence. The drive sequence includes a plurality of drive patterns and at least one of the plurality of drive patterns is different from other drive pattern. The plurality of drive patterns include at least one drive pattern having such drive that a cutting tool is rotated in a cutting direction for cutting a treatment portion and drive for rotating the cutting tool in a non-cutting direction which is reverse to the cutting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: J. MORITA MFG. CORP.
    Inventors: Kyohei Kato, Tomoaki Ueda, Seiichiro Yamashita, Kazunari Matoba
  • Patent number: 10798981
    Abstract: There is provided a wig base comprising: a first elastic portion having a first modulus of elasticity, to which artificial hairs will be planted, second elastic portion(s) connected to the first elastic portion, having a second modulus of elasticity that is larger than the first modulus of elasticity, to which artificial hairs will be planted, and a position holding portion which is a member connected to the second elastic portion, and which holds own hairs or a skin of a wearer located at the position of the member, wherein the first elastic portion, the second elastic portion and the positon holding portion are placed in the order thereof from a top of the head while wearing the wig, and wherein the positon holding portion pulls up a skin of the face of a wearer towards a top of the head while wearing the wig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Mayumi Toba
  • Patent number: 10779631
    Abstract: A cosmetic stamp includes one or more stamping elements, a stamp compartment or housing for carrying the one or more stamping elements and a stamping substance. For example, a cosmetic stamp is an eyebrow stamp that is used for the application of a cosmetic eyebrow using the one or more stamping elements and the stamping substance. A method of applying a cosmetic stamp includes removing a stamping element from a stamp compartment, opening a lid of the stamp compartment, and pressing the face of the stamp to a stamping substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Kiss Nail Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Youlmae Lee
  • Patent number: 10779628
    Abstract: An electrically-powered nail cutting apparatus includes a housing having a front face and a rear face, two sides, a top and a bottom. The front face of the housing having an open slot at least 0.5 mm in height and between 0.7 cm and 4 cm in width, the slot having a front-facing opening and a rear-facing opening. Within the housing and proximal to the rear-facing opening is a vertically translating nail-cutting blade plate associated with an electric motor that is configured to translate the nail-cutting blade plate consecutively down and up. The blade plate is a solid material having an opening therein, wherein the top of the opening comprises a cutting blade with a cutting edge within the opening such that the cutting edge is adjacent the rear-facing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas J. McMullen
  • Patent number: 10772710
    Abstract: A tooth implant system is provided, comprising a fixture, protrusions, and an abutment. The fixture has a top opening portion, a bottom closed portion, an inner surface portion, an outer surface portion, and a central hole portion surrounded by the inner surface portion. The plurality of protrusions are provided on the inner surface portion of the fixture at locations of substantially same heights from the bottom closed portion and with even circumferential intervals, and each of the plurality of protrusions comprises a vertical stop and a bottom edge. The abutment comprises an upper cylindrical portion, a middle connecting portion extending from the top cylindrical portion, and a lower engaging portion extending from the middle connecting portion. The lower engaging portion of the abutment is configured to be received into the central hole portion surrounded by the protrusions and engage with the protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Kwang Seob Kim
  • Patent number: 10758022
    Abstract: A hair folding and creasing brake device for creating pre-folded and creased triangular hair foils for dimensional hair color placement has a hinged sheet which is hinged so that foil sheets placed on its surface can be clamped and then bent to form a crease in the foil. A hair coloring foil is prepared by placing a foil or a pack of foils onto the device which is then folded over the foil to clamp the foil and then then folded again to bend the foil to impart a crease to the foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Mary E. Callicutt